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Calathea White Star Plants
Calathea majestica 'White Star'
Calathea white star will be the star of the show in your home, with exotic white stripes on elongated dark green leaves. The dark green vein in the center of each leaf creates a stark contrast of colors that will surely pop in low-light spaces.
As Low As: $49.95
|6 Inch Pot||$49.95|
Ocean Forest Potting Soil
12 Dry Quarts
Jack's Classic Houseplant Special Fertilizer
8 oz. Tub
Osmocote Plus Outdoor and Indoor Plant Food
1 LB Shaker
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Calathea White Star is a great example of the characteristics that make Calathea such an attractive and easy indoor plant. Their elongated oval leaves have dark green veins that lead to a pointed tip at the ends. Along the edge of the foliage, there are lots of white stripes. These leaves look like a painter was designing the perfect indoor accent plant for a coffee table or office but these are the real deal, and those handsome white stripes are all-natural! Watch carefully as the leaves move throughout the day - they'll be in a different position every time you look.
|Mature Height:||1 to 2 feet|
|Mature Width:||1 to 2 feet|
|Sunlight:||Bright indirect light to low light|
|Flower Color:||No Flowers|
|Foliage:||Green elongated pointed leaves with white striping on top and purple undersides|
|Soil Condition:||Average, well draining|
|Water Requirements:||Likes to dry out between waterings|
|Uses:||Excellent indoors in offices or low light areas|
Calathea Majestica ‘White Star’ is a member of the Ornata family of Calathea plants and one of the family's most elegant members. With leaves that look like they've been painted with white stripes, but the best part of the leaf is the light pink blush that develops as the leaf ages. Calathea White Star is a coveted plant for the passionate collector.
Calathea is a member of the Marantaceae family. Calathea is considered to be an active plant. Calathea undergoes nyctinasty. This is a fancy term for the process of the leaves reacting to daily light cycles. Therefore it will enjoy a position out of direct sunlight with changes in the daily lighting environment.
Calathea Majestica ‘White Star’ thrives indoors with little care other than normal house plant maintenance. Calathea plants prefer an environment that has high humidity with no direct sunlight. Direct sunlight could burn the foliage of the Calathea.
Calathea naturally grow in the understory of the tropical jungles where direct sunlight is hardly ever seen. This is also the reason the plant family has developed the ability to react to changing light conditions.
Above all, Calathea plants should be watered with soft water only. City water or water that has been treated has high levels of salt. Over time these can build up in the pot and cause the leaves of calathea to turn brown. This is also important to note when fertilizing.
If you feed your plants regularly, it is a good idea to "flush" the soil of salt buildup by periodically rinsing the soil with spring water. This washes the salts from the fertilizers that can build up from regular feeding.
Calathea Plants such as Calathea White Star like high levels of humidity and should be misted regularly with clean water. Grouping your Calatheas will help achieve the correct humidity along with a watering routine. Calatheas provide a good opportunity to use pebble trays for your houseplant.
Growing Calathea Plants on Pebble Trays
Pebble trays are shallow plastic or glass trays with a layer of decorative pebbles. Keep the tray filled with water up to but not touching the pots' bottom as calathea despise sitting in water. As the water evaporates, the humidity level surrounding the plants will be raised to a level that calatheas love. This is also a good practice for the winter as the air in most homes is drier due to heaters.
Calathea White Star, as with all plant family members, are listed as non-toxic to pets, so you can rest easy that no harm will come to your furry friends.
Growing Calathea Plants in the Bathroom
Calathea Plants feel completely at home in the humid, low-light environment often seen in bathrooms.
Growing Calathea in the Bedroom
Growing Calatheas in the bedroom is a great way to watch the leaves fold up when the sun sets for the evening.